On the market: A ‘Ridge’ home with wealth of amenities
Published 6:28 am, Saturday, August 8, 2015
The cream-colored classic Colonial at 222 Brambly Hedge Circle offers the ultimate in privacy behind the 24-hour staffed gatehouse in the community called The Ridge.
The house sits on a 2.29-acre level property on a cul-de-sac in the Greenfield Hill neighborhood. The Ridge is located on the Fairfield/Westport line, once the site of the original Pepperidge Farm. According to The Ridge website, “The 125-acre farm, with a grove of Pepperidge trees at its entrance, was purchased in 1925 by Henry Rudkin and his wife Margaret. This name was later used by Mrs. Rudkin to start her baking business now famous by the same name.”
Built in 1994, the house has 5,400 square feet of living space, including a two-story marble foyer, tall windows and generously proportioned rooms. The home’s square footage is augmented by the amenities of The Ridge, which include a community swimming pool, tennis courts and clubhouse. The recreation center is available for daily use by residents of The Ridge. It has a great room, billiards, exercise rooms, locker rooms, kitchen, patio and sauna. The community also offers seasonal activities for adults and children.
The house has its own long list of amenities, among them a large Trex deck, four fireplaces, numerous built-ins, four bedrooms, a sun room or solarium and a crafts room in the basement. The rooms are bright by design and welcome additional natural light through the transoms above the windows, but also above the interior entrances from the foyer into the formal living and dining rooms. The sunken living room has a marble fireplace and a border of dark wood in the oak flooring. The dining room has dentil crown molding and wainscoting on the lower walls.
ABOUT THIS HOUSE
TYPE OF HOUSE: Custom-built Colonial
ADDRESS: 222 Brambly Hedge Circle
NUMBER OF ROOMS: 13
AMENITIES: gated community with Gunite heated swimming pool, tennis court and clubhouse; located on a cul-de-sac, proximity to the Patterson Club, convenient to Fairfield and Westport, semi-circular driveway, wet bar, central vacuum system, insulated windows, skylights, some window treatments, 2.29-acre level property, Trex deck, balcony/deck, skylights, four fireplaces, stone walls, walk-up attic, new furnaces, four bedrooms, front and rear staircases, crafts room, gym, four full and one half baths
SCHOOLS: Burr Elementary, Tomlinson Middle, Fairfield Warde High
TAX RATE: 24.4 mills
ASSOCIATION FEE: $435 (includes grounds maintenance, insurance and pool service)
In the spacious gourmet kitchen features include a long center island topped with granite, glass-front cabinets, a built-in desk area, granite counters and white tile backsplash. The center island has a breakfast bar and built-in wine rack. Between the prep area and the eat-in portion of the kitchen is a door to the deck and backyard.
The two-story family room has Palladium windows, a floor-to-ceiling stone fireplace and under the raised slate hearth there is a storage area. French doors lead to the sun room, which has skylights and a door to the deck.
Pocket doors separate the office from the gallery, or back hall. The office has a wall of built-in shelves, a window seat and wet bar. The laundry room has a utility sink and the mudroom features a powder room with a marble sink.
On the second floor, the master bedroom suite has a deep tray ceiling with dentil molding and a ceiling fan, his-and-hers walk-in closets, and a marble master bath with a large jetted tub. The second bedroom is en suite and two other bedrooms share a bath Jack-and-Jill-style. Both have walk-in closets.
In the basement there is a craft room with a sink, gym, workshop and tons of storage. One large room has wall-to-wall carpeting, a red brick fireplace and flexible usage as a play, media or game room. It also has a door to the backyard.
The over-sized three-car garage has Palladium windows, a utility sink, pull-down stairs to access above-garage storage, and two doors — one to the driveway on the side of the house and the other to the backyard.
For more information or to set up an appointment to see the house contact Cheryl Scott-Daniels of CSD Select Homes at 203-341-0100 or firstname.lastname@example.org .